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Posted by Wordman, Wed May-17-06 02:21 PM
>>5) What really killed Miramax in the end?
>Having read Down and Dirty Pictures (I actually did a term
>paper on Miramax's rise), it's really ego. Harvey has a HUGE
>one according to this book (ego that is...just throwing that
>out there before someone no homos me), and we all know that
>Disney can cause a collapse like they almost did with Pixar.
>It's weird...Kevin Smith and Tarantino have no problems
>working with Harvey Weinstein, they LOVE him and are with the
>Weinstein company (along with Robert Rodriguez and anyone else
>who was loyal to the Miramax family) but a looooot of other
>people hate him (Todd Solandz, that dude who did the Boondock
>Saints,hahahah). They're an interesting group to study for
>sure. Still they're one of the most successful companies...so
>I'd say it was Disney's bad.

The reason QT, Kevin Smith, and Robert Rodriguez get along so well with Weinstein is because they know their place. I don't mean that in an insulting way. What I mean is, if you talk to Kevin Smith about movie producers, and studio heads, and the "money people", he understands that they see him as part of the movie wheel that turns. But most directors seem to live in this world where they're the end all be all when it comes to getting a movie made. And ain't no money guy gonna give two bits for some director, especially since the director needs the money guy.
I think alot of it has to do with respecting what the other guy does.

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